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Nov 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
enough to remember when you were a lawyer here in washington, and one of my best friends was your law partner in that old law firm. how did you get into this? i mean, what-- >> i had been writing since i was a kid. i was trying to sell short stories to the "new yorker" when i was 14 and realized if i changed my name to j.d. salinger my odds would be considerably improved. i spent 10 years writing short stories, that's what i really love to do. and i liked to read short stories in high school and college but i had no success doing that. i had a family early on, and it was something i kept doing. i went into screen play writing for a while and got an agent in hollywood which is almost impossible because most agents in hollywood i met don't know there is a state called virginia. they don't think anything exists owz of california. and i started writing my first novel "absolute power," and that kind of changed my life. i thought it would be the novel that would get the attention of an agent, and it was the big break i needed. >> schieffer: that later became a movie. >> it did become a movi
CBS
Nov 25, 2012 8:30am PST
and humor of lincoln, even in that time when we walked around the law offices and the library, they showed him all the forward documentes, he was absorbing lincoln. >> schieffer: so this was two years before-- >> this was two years. and he said he wouldn't start filming until one year later, and now the movie is out. no, it's actually one year. it was one year. you feel like you're watching him. >> schieffer: bob final thoughts. >> i'm interested in what obama's second inaugural is going to be like. this is the big moment for clarity. i remember when i was in the navy, not in the first world war, or-- ( laughter ) but the vietnam era. there was an executive officer on the ship who had a plaque glued to his desk that said the following, "he who does not know to which port he is sailing has no favorable wind." obama needs to say this is the port we're going to, so he catches the favorable winds because i think they're out there. >> but he can't necessarily know. so much the story of second terms is surprising. we want obama to spends more time with congressmen and play golf, but we ha
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